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  18/09/20 9788 AN006 Criminal Damage to a Motor Vehicle in Butcombe

A car has sustained damage in an act of criminal damage whilst parked in Butcombe Lane, Butcombe on the 14th around 11am. The offender not only damaged the victim’s car by slashing a tyre but also damaged a “For Sale” board belonging to a local estate agent. The act of senseless damage has resulted in around £100 worth of repairs.

You can contact the Police on 101 quoting Reference number: 5220211244 stating NHW Release or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, thank you for your support.


27/08/20 9788 Somerset: Rogue Traders / Gardeners (Tree Specialists)
There has been a sharp increase in calls relating to bogus “Tree Specialists” who have been preying on the older population within our communities, offering to carry out gardening work. Several residents are reported to have paid vast sums of money for poor quality work to the so called "Specialists" who have also taken the money and never returned to complete the work.

There are a few things that you should be wary of before allowing anyone into your home or garden.

1. Did they put a leaflet through your door claiming to offer discounts for OAPs?

2. Do they offer 20 / 30 / 40 % off for calling within a particular time scale of receving your leaflet?

3. Do they offer Tree work and then claim to offer a host of other services seemingly unrelated?

4. Does it look like a professionally printed leaflet?

5. If you speak to an operator, do not be bullied intocommitting to their services or an appointment.

6. If they are in your home, phone a friend and ask them to come round.

7. You can ask them to leave at any point during their sales pitch.

These are just a few points to look out for, but the best rule to go by is that if you require any work you should find the person yourself or go by the recommendation of others that you trust. There are plenty of websites that can steer you in the right direction to find the right company. And of course there are some genuine, honest companies so make an informed decision, but remember:

“If you’re not sure, don’t open the door”


21/08/20 9788 Somerset: Important Scam Update
This morning one of our Coordinators has kindly advised us that another of their members received an automated telephone call claiming to be from Amazon stating that they had opened an Amazon Prime Account.

They are then told if they wish to cancel they should press 1 on their keypad.

The call is then transferred to a fraudster posing as an Amazon operative who will then advise them the purchase went through as a result of a “Security Flaw” on their computer.

They will then ask for remote access to your computer to “rectify this problem”, this is to steal your personal information.

NEVER ALLOW ANYONE TO REMOTELY ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER IF THEY HAVE CONTACTED YOU.
17/08/20 9788 AN006 Attempted Theft from a Garden Shed, Wrington.

A garden shed has been the subject of an attempted theft at some point between the 15th July and the 1st August in The High Street, Wrington. The offender managed to remove a wooden panel from the door but was unable to gain access past the locks preventing entry.

To contact the Police about this incident, please call 101 quoting Reference number: 5220183763 Neighbourhood Watch / Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, thank you.


06/08/20 7315 AN 006 THEFT, Silver Street, Wrington, overnight Tuesday, 4th/Wednesday 5th August,

An industrial pump and generator have been stolen, from a drive/garden, it is unknown if a vehicle was involved

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or via their online form.
No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.

Please quote Reference number 5220175289


10/07/20 9788 Somerset: Scam Automated Phone calls (Visa).

One of our schemes has reported another potential scam. This time an automated call from Visa stating a transaction for £299 to Tesco has been authorised and asking for confirmation. The telephone number that called was 02039 669 829.
Several members have reported to have received the same call already.

Should you receive the same call, simply hang up and notify Action Fraud on this number 0300 123 2040 or report it via their website: <https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/>

08/07/20 9788 AN006 Theft from a Garden Shed in School Road, Wrington.

A garden shed has been broken into sometime within the last couple of weeks 23rd June – 7th July in School Road, Wrington. It would appear the offender jumped over the garden gate and has broken the lock from the shed door, once inside a Petrol driven Lawnmower, Strimmer, Electric Strimmer and a 5 gallon petrol can have been stolen before the offender departed.

To contact the Police about this incident, please call 101 quoting Reference number: 5220149201 Neighbourhood Watch / Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, thank you


25/06/20 9788 Somerset: Covid-19 Related Frauds & Scams a useful guide.

The Police have created a <covid-19-fraud-guide.pdf>
booklet to address some of the most common Frauds & Scams and to provide some insight on how to best protect yourselves, this includes those currently working from home.

If you would like a copy of this pdf. forwarded to you, please email to <web@wrington.net> to be sent one.


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GENERAL INFORMATION

- as on the back inside cover of the Village Journal

, which space kindly donared by Butcombe Brewery

EMERGENCY - Fire/Ambulance/Police
Police General
Crime Stoppers
999
101
0800 555 111
District Councillor Wrington 862109
Mendip Vale Medical Practice Surgery Langford
Out of Hours
Practice website
Dispensing Chemist Wrington
Dental Surgery
Baby Clinic, Nurses House, Stockmead, Churchill Tues 10-12 noon
852906
111
<http://www.mendipvale.nhs.uk/>
862369
863363
852927
SWEB/EDF Emergencies
Bristol Water Works
0800 365 900
9665881
National Marriage & Family Guidance Council (Relate) Weston-s-Mare 627206
Caretaker Memorial Hall 862898
Helpline Co-ordinator
07783 046437
Samaritans Bristol
Samaritans Weston super Mare
9831000
632555
Wrington Post Office 862289
Wrington Website www.wringtonsomerset.org.uk
Veterinary Surgeon 862497
Parish Clerk: Fiona Burke, John Locke Room:
863984

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